Kathryn Driscoll

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Katie Driscoll is a rising junior at Rowan University studying Biomedical Engineering with minors in Arabic, History, and Chemistry, and concentrations in the Honors College and Global Health. She (clearly) has a lot of interests and isn’t sure what she wants to do in the future but will likely be in school for a very […]

Katherine Kerr

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Katherine Kerr is a rising junior at Purdue University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is working in Dr. Paul Janmey’s lab, measuring the shear rheology of soft biomaterials.   Research Abstract: Viscoelastic Properties of Tofu as a Phantom for Liver Disease Diagnosis Liver disease is the cause of approximately two million deaths globally each year. […]

Lily Murchison

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Lily Murchison is a Junior studying Engineering in a 3/2 program at Scripps College in Claremont, California. This summer Lily is a part of Dr. Ram Dixit’s lab and is investigating the causes of twisted growth as a result of the spiral1-3 and kclr1 twisted mutants in Arabidopsis. More specifically Lily will be analyzing how […]

David Reynolds

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

David Reynolds is a rising senior currently studying mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. He is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Amit Pathak’s lab, utilizing computational models to investigate cell migration both under noninvasive and invasive states. After earning his bachelor’s degree, David plans to pursue a PhD in bioengineering.   Research Abstract: Modeling fibroblast-led […]

Mythili Subbanna

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Mythili Subbanna is a rising junior from Scarsdale, NY. She studies Mathematics – while also taking biology, chemistry, and physics coursework – at Amherst College in Amherst, MA. This summer, in the Anderson/Shenoy Lab, she will measure plant cell volumes and model water/ion flow in and out of cells to understand how these processes are […]

Emily Walter

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Emily Walter is a rising junior at University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in Plant Sciences. She is working in the labs of Dr. Charlie Anderson and Dr. Vivek Shenoy investigating how water and ion flow between cells relate to cell wall mechanics and stomatal opening and closure using computational modeling and image analysis.   Research Abstract: […]

Nadja Maldonado Luna

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Nadja is a rising senior at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently working in Rebecca Well’s Lab on the study of lipid droplets and their effect on the development of liver diseases. After finishing her Bachelor’s Degree, Nadja is determined in pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering […]

Bruce Enzmann

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Bruce Enzmann is a rising junior at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Materials Science & Engineering with a concentration in biomaterials. This summer, Bruce is working in Dr. Jason Burdick’s Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory with Dr. Claudia Loebel to analyze patterns of nascent matrix with respect to properties of three-dimensional hydrogels. After graduation, Bruce plans to […]

Andrea N. Plaza-Castro

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Andrea is a rising senior at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey majoring in Biology. She is originally from Ponce but now considers herself from Cayey as well. This summer she is working in Dr. Guvendiren’s Lab. In the future she wants to conduct biomedical research involving stem cells and regeneration in hopes of […]

Evan Morris

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Evan Morris is a rising junior at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently working in Dr. Nathaniel Huebsch’s lab, studying biomaterials and tissue engineering. Evan will be assisting in understanding how mechanical cues within cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix contacts affect heart development and tissue fate, thus expanding possibilities for […]